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DIY Princess Plaque Wall Hanging - Paper Dolls and Pearls - a Project Demo
Little ladies love Disney Princess décor.
I love Princess stuffs! I don't like how expensive it's all getting.This article will provide instructions for making one's own DIY Princess Plaques. The process can be easily applied to any character or theme wanted. From Dora the Explorer to Sponge Bob Square Pants, it will work.
The directions apply to boy themed sets, too. I, being a girl, tend to do girly displays. Sorry, guys. Just imagine the Hulk in place of Snow White surrounded by shattered rocks instead of pearls and you've got it.
This princess thing all began with a phone call.
Which princess is your favorite?
Paper dolls party with paint and pearls to make this cute wall hanging.
I spent more time cutting out the dolls an dresses than anything else.
To connect the three princess plaques, I used a ribbon shoelace. The plaques were spaced apart face down and the shoelace glued to the backs.
At the top, it's just looped over and glued back onto itself to make a loop. Voila, instant hanger.
The princess population is growing.
Back in the day, we had Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. That was about it. My, my how the princess population has grown.
How do I make this?
For detailed instructions, simply go through the photo gallery. The instructions for each picture are located at the bottom of it.
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DIY paper doll plaque with pearl trim
A phone call prompted the plaques.
An old friend recently quit her job to stay at home with the kids. Day care is so expensive, it actually saved her family money for her to quit her job. How sad is that?
Her girls, she has four, love all the Disney Princesses. Peggy wanted to redo the girl's rooms with some Princess décor.
After her combing the malls and net, it became quickly clear that the budget just did not allow for a makeover for both of the rooms shared by the girls. So, after chatting about this on the phone, here's what was decided.
What to do? Make it ourselves! Well, mostly herself. Peggy sprung for new bed spreads and curtains. She's doing the rest herself, with a little help from her friends. I love those girls too, so here's my contribution. It's going in the hall between their rooms. For Christmas, I'll have each a Princess jewelry box whipped up.
All girls dream of being a princess, sometimes.
Frugal Alert -
If you find yourself needing multiple awards, ribbons, trophies or other type of event acknowledgment, consider plaques.
When I was in college, back in the dinosaur ages, I was in charge of supplying the plaques for winners in a fund raising car show our Phi Theta Kappa chapter held. We had like virtually no money for supplies. A friend and I ended up making 25 plaques from plain, square cut, wood scraps.
We printed out an antique car and fancied it up a bit with some graphics, made 25 color copies of the fished image and did the decoupage thing. The participants loved them!
The same ideas could of course be applied to any theme or design scheme imaginable.
I got the free, printable paper dolls for this project here:
This site is super simple to navigate and they have a boatload of free paper dolls and clothing.
Disney wall art:
If you're looking for something any little girl will love, you can't go wrong with a Disney princess. If you don't have the time or desire to make one of your own, check these out.
Surround her in her favorite characters.
Being a large set, you could easily do up her whole room. Alternatively, you could split up the set giving multiple gifts to more little girls.
Children surely don't stay that way for long. Let them live in the joy and fantasy as long as you can by surrounding them in age appropriate things they enjoy.
Paper dolls have been around about as long as paper. Well, not exactly.
The first papers came from the Papyrus plant thousands of years ago. It wasn't exactly a common household object like it is today.
But, it didn't take too many centuries for the average Joe to start using it on a regular basis. Children have been playing with paper for centuries too. Every country in the world has kids that make toys. It's nothing new.
DIY Cinderella plaque
No one wants bare walls and that goes double for kids. For older children, this would be a great project to do themselves. It's also a good project for them to do for gift giving.
Some things we just never outgrow. I never out grew my love of fairy tales and princess stories. How about you? Bring some of whatever they love into a child's life and their room and why not your own while your at it?
© 2013 Rhonda Lytle